Xavier Rougeaux has returned to Smythson to become its new chief executive officer, and will work together with new creative director Luc Goidadin to take the 130-year old brand into its next stage of growth.
Harrods is clearly not suffering from the cloud hanging over many of its sector peers further down the price chain and like luxury rivals Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, luxury and tourist spending has sent profits up.
Harvey Nichols had a good year in the 12 months to March as its investments in its physical spaces began to pay off. Further investment and digital innovation could drive the current year higher even in a tough market.
Harvey Nichols is continuing its transformation via tech as well as by reshaping its physical space. Now new tech that makes the content in brand videos instantly shoppable has been introduced into its flagship store.
The Made-In-Italy leather goods label with Scandinavian design is seducing buyers with its cool and eco-friendly brand. It has 200 multi-brand buyers and will be at the Swedish Fashion Now showroom at Paris Fashion Week.